My work is a daily practice of seeking and creating joy.
I often begin a painting with a color scheme in mind and add layer upon layer of paint to create depth. I like to work with unmixed primary colors on my palette and mix the colors directly on the canvas by dry brushing. I paint intuitutively, adding color variations, forms, fiber, and wire as the piece speaks to me.
When you look at my work you might notice the unmixed colors of Fauvists like van Gogh paired with the simplistic playful shapes of expressionists such as Miró and Kandinsky. In my works with craft and sculptural elements, you may see influences of Janet Echleman and Juame Plensa.
On my canvases, gessobords, and birch panels, I use Golden Acrylics and seal every piece with Golden Gel Medium to ensure durability and lightfastness. The pieces are then wired with picture wire and D-rings, signed, labelled, and finished with corner bumpers to ensure a simple hanging process in your space.
My works on paper are done with high quality watercolor paint, Golden Acrylics, and Speedball India Ink. I use 140 pound, cold pressed watercolor paper and always soak and stretch it to ensure that your masterpiece never buckles or warps. The edges on the paper are hand deckled.
Each piece of art I create is one-of-a-kind. I work with professional level materials to ensure that the art you purchase is archival quality. My hope is that each artwork finds a happy home and brings even more joy with it.